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Old 01-14-2007, 07:34 AM   #1
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NEW 120 G AQUARIUM

Hello all!
I am from Turkey.
I have an aquarium at school which is 42 gallons and heavily planted with diy CO2 and 120W florescent lightning and a hang over filter. It has 30 neons, 8 cardinal tetras, 12 diamond tetras, 10 emperor tetra, 8 Colombian tetra, 6 head and tail glows, 6 black skirts, 1 small angel, 8 black neons, 2 placo running for 5 months without any deaths. One third of PWC every week with rested water.On Monday I am going to order a bigger aquarium. Its probable sizes are
60 inches
19.6 inches
23.6 inches(height)
For the new aquarium today I bought 20 of 5 cm sized congo tetra.
1_Now what would you advice about the size of the aquarium? It will also be a planted one.
2_What fish and number should I transfer from the current aquarium to the new one?
3_How can I make the silicon harmless for the fish?
4_Is it enough to transfer filter media to the new aquarium to help cycling?
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Old 01-14-2007, 12:57 PM   #2
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Hi, the bigger the better IMO for the new tank. Whatever size you can manage.

Don't transfer any fish until you have done a fishless cycle.

Silicone used in aquariums is harmless to fish, I don't know exactly what you are referring to.

Seeding the filters will help the cycle but it will not give you a full cycle. This article will give you a good overview of how to speed up your cycle.

I'd love to see a pic opf your 42 gal tank.
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Here is the pic of my 42 after 20 new congo tetras are added. After 2 hours of the addition I saw a few cases where a few congo tetras chased neons and diamonds. Do you think they can be put together?
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